TRAINING TIPS AND PIX 2                                                (Choosing a dog)

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Ready, set, go!

Using a "ready?" cue can be helpful, especially when beginning your training. For example, if your dog's focus is elsewhere when you start off in a "heel", you'll always be starting off the "heel" exercise with a correction instead of cooperation. The dog's name can also be used, but I've found that owners tend to drastically overuse their dog's name...so much so that it has little attention-getting value.